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Samsung NP700Z7C

alaTest has collected and analyzed 60 reviews of Samsung NP700Z7C. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Opinions about the screen and design are on the whole positive. The usability and portability also get good feedback, but there are some mixed reviews about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Samsung NP700Z7C is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung NP700Z7C

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Samsung NP700Z7C from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the price and battery are overall positive. The durability and usability are also appreciated, whereas views are divided on the portability. There are some less positive reviews about the reliability.

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reliability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung 700Z7C 17.3-inch Laptop (Silver) - (Intel Core i7 3635QM 2.4GHz Processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVDSM DL, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Nvidia Graphics,Samsung 700Z7C 17.3-inch Laptop (Silver) - (Intel Core i7 3635QM 2.4GHz Processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVDSM DL, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Nvidia Graphics,

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung NP700Z7C

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Samsung NP700Z7C from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Comments about the usability and screen are overall positive. The design and portability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the reliability. Comments are divided on the size.

performance, portability, design, screen, usability

reliability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Sebastian Jentsch (notebookcheck.net)

Review Samsung Series 7 Chronos 700Z7C Notebook

 

Chronos optimized. Samsungs 17-inch Chronos wants to eliminate th

Compact 17-incher; Well marksmanship; Long battery runtime; Big touchpad; Handy power supply; Low noise; Fast HDD; Well gaming performance; Good contrasts; Short boot sequence; Keyboard illumination; Effortless keyboard; Slot-In drive; Clear sound with...

Few connectors; Only RAM accessible; Bendable lid; ClickPad: Little keystroke; Throttling - 90 Watt power supply overchallenged

Customers whose primary criterion is a high-quality Full HD display and appreciate precise manufacturing should give the Chronos 17 series a closer look while simultaneously steering clear of the Chronos 15 series from 2011.

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Samsung 17-inch Series 7 Chronos (NP700Z7C-S01US)

 

The Samsung 17-inch Series 7 Chronos (NP700Z7C-S01US) desktop replacement laptop has a lot going for it and a decent amount of power.

Over six hours hours battery life. Good 3D performance. Quad-core Intel processor. Matte screen. Dual-band Wi-Fi. Numeric keypad.

Subwoofer distorts at loud volume. Annoying on-screen shelf tag. No Blu-ray.

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Aug, 2012

Expert review by: Jarred Walton (anandtech.com)

Samsung Series 7 NP700Z7C Review

 

We recently posted our first look at Dell's new XPS 15, a Windows-focused laptop that took more than a few design elements of the standard MacBook Pro 15. While there was plenty to like with the design and features, we're still waiting for a final BIOS...

For the second straight laptop review, what started out as a system with a lot of promise ends up falling short of my expectations. For many users, the Samsung Series 7 will work very well, but enthusiasts or other folks that tend to push their...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Samsung 700Z7CH review: Samsung 700Z7CH

 

The Samsung Series 7 Chronos stands out from the desktop replacement crowd by hiding high-end components, including a quad-core processor, inside a very a slim design.

Gaming performance could be better and the bottom panel can get very hot.

A high-end big-screen multimedia laptop that's pretty portable (for a desktop replacement), the Samsung Series 7 Chronos is what we imagine a 17-inch ultrabook would look like.

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: M (newegg.com)

Not Good

 

Graphics are excellent

One week out of the box, the mouse pad started to lock up. Sent PC back and was sent a different model. Took 3 weeks for total turnaround. Now I am fighting bluetooth issues. General tech support solution is to reinstall everything from the beginning....

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Best Laptop I've Owned

 

Also, my interpretation of the warranty is that you can open the case as long as you do not damage anything, so replacing the HDD with a SSD would not in itself void the warranty. http://www.samsung.com/us/support/service/warranty/NP700Z7C-S02US

Boots windows in 25 seconds ; The speakers sound amazing, not to mention the speaker volume is much higher than most laptops I have dealt with ; Lighter than a desktop replacement laptop, yet packing roughly the same computing power ; Video card is a...

Not a real issue, just something to watch out for ; Ethernet jack does not snap with connectors due to the hinge design (have to play with the connector to get connectivity)

Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: bizlman (newegg.com)

Great Laptop

 

Future plans are an SSD drive, move the primary drive to the DVD bay and ditch the optical drive. This will make the unit the perfect laptop.

I opened the box and found a wonderful looking laptop. This is their business variant that gets the 7200 RPM drive and Win 7 Pro. Boot time is great with the express cache, CPU's in perf mon seem like they dont have to work to get tasks done. The unit...

Needs an SSD for absoute performance. You can take the case apart but it voids your warranty. There is also a 2nd hard drive option for the Series 7 that takes over the DVD bay. You can find the caddy out there if you search

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: clark (tigerdirect.com)

Nice choice

 

best laptop I have bought...Only thing I would like is blu-ray. only bottle neck is hard drive speed of this thing, however 1TB dose ease it a little. This thing should be the last laptop I get for a while.

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: JWB, (tigerdirect.com)

Great gaming computer

 

I was looking for a pc that was beefy enough to run statistical software and had a high end graphics card so I could play SWTOR when on the road. This machine really delivers. The monitor is incredibly crisp with brilliant images, great responsiveness,...

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: Mr. Man, (tigerdirect.com)

Almost a Great Laptop

 

Was spec'd as a silver colored case. Dark gun metal gray at best. Not what I expected or wanted. The HDD is pit-a-ful. You're deciding to build a great machine at Samsung and after putting in great components someone forgets to put in a fast hybrid...

Jul, 2012
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / HDA / JBL / Sound Alive / SoundAlive
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2 / 3
Speaker Power:2
Speakers manufacturer:JBL

Battery

Battery Capacity:80 / 91
Battery capacity (Watt hours):80 / 91
Battery life (max):7 / 8
Battery performance:5420
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:8

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution:1280 x 1024
Front camera resolution (numeric):1 / 1.3
Rear camera:N

Certificates

Certification:TCO 3.0
Energy Star certified:No / Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Aluminium / Grey / Grey, Silver / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell / Grey
Housing material:Aluminium / Aluminium, Plastic / Polycarbonate
Product type:Notebook / Ultrabook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:300
Display Diagonal:17 / 17.3
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter power:120 / 90

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2 / 2048
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4000

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Keyboard number of keys:101 / 102
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Clickpad / Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1333 / 1600
Memory form factor:On-board + SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 4 / 2 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N / Y
4G standard:WiMAX
4G WiMAX: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Network standard:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features:Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, WIFI / Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN, BT
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u
SIM card support: No
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

BD-R read speed:4
BD-RE Dual Layer read speed:2
CD-R read speed:24
CD-R write speed:24
CD-RW read speed:24
Disc types supported:DVD+RW DL, DVD-RW DL
DVD-R Double Layer read speed:6
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:6
DVD-R read speed:8
DVD-R write speed:8
DVD-RAM read speed:5
DVD-RW read speed:6
DVD-RW write speed:6
DVD+R Double Layer read speed:6
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:6
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW read speed:8
DVD+RW write speed:8
LightScribe: No
Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / Blu-Ray ROM / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD±RW

Other Features

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): No
Audio system:HD / HDA / JBL / Sound Alive / SoundAlive
Dimensions (WxDxH):16 x 10.3 x 1
Display:LED
Ethernet interface type:Fast, Gigabit / Gigabit
Graphics adapter family:Intel, NVIDIA / NVIDIA
GSM module: No
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HD-Ready: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port: No
Instant messaging (IM): No
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Internal modem: No
Light sensor: No
Number of products included:1
Number of Speakers:2
NVIDIA Optimus technology: Yes
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Plug and Play: Yes
Power supply type:AC/DC
Type:PC
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Bag included: No
Cables included:AC / Yes
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes
Mouse included: No
Package dimensions (WxDxH):18.9 x 16.1 x 4.21
Package weight:9.26
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Ambient light sensor: No
Electronic compass: No
GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N
Orientation sensor: No
TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port:No / Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Docking connector: No
DVI port:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mini DisplayPort quantity:1
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
S-Video port: No
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2 / 4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter power:120 / 90

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM76 Express
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):23
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y / Yes
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM76 Express
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16,1x8,2x4,2x8 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:I7-3615QM / I7-3635QM
Processor boost frequency:3.3 / 3.4
Processor cache:6
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor cores:4
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i7-3xxx
Processor frequency:2.3 / 2.4
Processor lithography:22
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I7-3615QM / I7-3635QM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-3600 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1224
Processor threads:8
Stepping:E1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 45
Tjunction:105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:64900 / 71460
Processor code:SR0MP
Processor package size:31 / 31 x 24
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes
Fingerprint reader:No / Yes
Password protection:BIOS, HDD
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):No / Yes

Software

Bundled software:Samsung ChatON, Family Story, All Share Play, S Gallery, S Player, Media/Music Hub, Quick Starter, S/W Update, Recovery, Settings, Support Center
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro
Trial software:Norton Internet Security

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Flash memory:16
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:16 / 8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:Flash
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:1000
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:64 / 8
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA
Solid-state drive interfaces:SATA
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD / Hybrid-HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1008 / 1016 / 1024 / 750 / 758 / 814

Technical Details

NVIDIA Optimus technology: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10 / 10.3
Depth (imperial):10.3
Height:0.98 / 0.988 / 0.99 / 1
Height (imperial):0.98 / 0.99 / 1
Weight:6.26 / 6.57 / 6.64 / 7
Width:15.9 / 16
Width (imperial):15.9 / 16